Overcast65° FULL FORECASTOvercast65° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram
How To

You can swing in no time with this DIY hammock plan

Lie down and enjoy your handiwork after you’ve completed the project.

U-Bild

Lie down and enjoy your handiwork after you’ve completed the project.

When you hear the word "hammock," do you think of long, lazy summer afternoons, a good book and a tall glass of lemonade? If you do, you've got the right idea, and this do-it-yourself hammock frame project is one way to make it a reality.

Made entirely of straight-grain Douglas fir, the project is sturdy, comfortable, safe and attractive. It's also portable, so you can put your retreat wherever you want it.

The hammock frame calls mostly for straight cuts and requires only basic construction techniques. To build, measure, cut out and sand the pieces. Next, assemble the project using carriage and lag bolts and apply your choice of finish. Finally, add a hammock (a mail-order source for a hammock is included on the plan), pour the lemonade and let the siesta begin.

Designed to fit a standard-size hammock, the completed project measures 16 feet long by 4 feet wide.

The Hammock Frame plan, No. 868, is $9.95 and includes step-by-step directions with photos, detailed construction diagrams, a shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.

A package of porch furniture plans, No. C154, is $24.95 and includes plans for two porch rockers and a porch swing that nicely complement the hammock frame. A free catalog picturing dozens of do-it-yourself projects is also available. Please include $4 for postage and handling and allow about two weeks for delivery.

To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o St. Petersburg Times, 3800 Oceanic Drive, Suite 107, Oceanside, CA 92056. To order by credit card, call 1-800-828-2453. U-Bild on the Web: u-bild.com.

You can swing in no time with this DIY hammock plan 06/13/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:42am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2014 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...